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Deputies: Halifax woman faked break-in

Posted March 25, 2009

— Halifax County sheriff's deputies arrested April Clements of Landis Lane in Halifax on Wednesday and charged her with falsifying a break-in.

Det. Tyree Davis investigated the break-in and theft reported at Clements' home on Feb. 27. He found that Clements staged the theft to avoid paying for rented electronics. Davis recovered a flat-screen TV, Playstation II, DVD player, laptop computer and other property that Clements had listed as stolen.

She is charged with filing a false police report and larceny and was held on $1,000 bond.


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  • OLD PIRATE 2 Mar 26, 2009

    We really have people on this site laying blame on the rental company. Wake up people..

  • Thought Criminal WS Mar 26, 2009

    Charge her with attempted fraud too. Make an example, you do without when you can't afford - and those were not nessecities!

  • ranquick Mar 26, 2009

    Not only should the locals charge her the rental store should also take her to court for all the back rent. My guess a slap on the hand becasue she will get court appointed attoney and he will cut a deal.

  • Gnathostomata Mar 26, 2009

    iron fist...she should have paid the rental price or turned them back in to the store. Some people have their priorities mixed up, and these are the times that try men's souls, to see what they are made of. Evidently, this situation proves what this woman is made of...

  • iron fist Mar 26, 2009

    She should have moved the items to a secure area until the investigation was complete. Not leave them in her home.

  • thinkb4uspeakplz Mar 25, 2009

    why am I not shocked by this story. I agree with nicklebon. Unless she can prove some major reason why she has to rent those things...she is a CROOK!!! If she cant afford them then she shouldnt be renting them either. I didnt see anything that is NECESSARY for life on the list of junk she was renting. She is a thief...pure and simple!!!

  • nicklebon Mar 25, 2009

    anneonymousone wrote:
    Most rent-to-own places are designed with abusing the poor in mind. By the time someone finishes paying for something from an outift like that, they have paid 200+ times the purchase price.

    Yes, because they have the overhead from having to deal with slime such as this person and others like her who don't pay their bills and end up in collections. BTW the poor don't have to deal with rental places only the poor with bad credit.

  • Common Sense Man Mar 25, 2009

    Slow News Day

  • Doctor Dataclerk Mar 25, 2009

    It's not her fault. Spread the wealth, send me a bill for her electronics. It's the patriotic thing to do. Let the government buy it up, it's a toxic asset.

  • Sidekick Mar 25, 2009

    Stupid is as stupid does.